On October 3rd, 2023, representatives from New Mexico state and local government, the federal government, grassroots organizations, and academic institutions convened to discuss funding opportunities for water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as the challenges in advancing environmental and public health goals in small, rural, underserved communities. Attendees shared the successes and challenges their New Mexican communities and organizations face. The workshop included panel discussions, break-out sessions, and keynote presentations, empowering attendees to exchange ideas and share perspectives.
More than 50 representatives from across the state attended the workshop, including individuals from 12 communities. The report at the link below includes summaries of the discussions, pathways to solutions identified by the participants, and ideas for productive collaboration to move these conversations forward.